Events

 There's no better way to learn about wine than tasting comparatively, talking about it while you're tasting it ("so that's why this wine tastes different than that!"), and hearing about the wine's background. (Plus, it's the most fun you'll ever have learning something.)




Fernando Pighin & Tenuta San Guido Wine Dinner at the Milwaukee Chop House - Monday, September 15
Reception at 6 p.m.; Dinner at 6:30.
Thief Wine will be the exclusive retail outlet for an exceptional wine dinner at the Milwaukee Chop House (located in the Milwaukee City Center Hilton downtown) featuring the wines of Fernando Pighin and Tenuta San Guido. Guests will enjoy five outstanding courses alongside Pighin's Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio and Tenuta San Guido's "Guidalberto" and famed "Sassicaia"; additionally, winemaker Roberto Pighin will be on hand to discuss his family's wines and sign any bottles purchased.

The dinner is at the Milwaukee Chophouse, 633 N. 5th Street. Cost of the dinner is $115; limited to 25 guests. To RSVP, contact the Milwaukee Chophouse at 414.390.4562 or email Cristina Gliatis.


White Wine Quality Comparison - Tuesday, September 23 (MPM) and Wednesday, September 24 (Shorewood)
Seatings at 6 & 7:30 p.m. at MPM; 6 & 8 p.m. at Shorewood
Is there really that much difference in quality between a moderately priced wine and an expensive one? Here's your chance to find out! For this tasting, we'll taste six white wines - 3 different pairs of the same varietal or blend, with a significant price difference between the wines in each pair; to make it interesting, we'll taste the wines blind - can you taste the difference?!? Wines TBD.

Cost of the tasting is $20 + tax. Seatings are at 6 and 7:30 p.m. at MPM and 6 & 8 p.m. at Shorewood. RSVPs are required; a credit card is required to secure your reservation. (If you call to cancel by 3 p.m. the day of the tasting, your card will not be charged. If you are on the wait list, we'll notify you by 3 p.m. if space has become available.) Email info@thiefwine.com or call us at 414.277.7707 (MPM) or 414.906.1906 (Shorewood) to RSVP.


Autumn Extravaganza Grand Tasting - Sunday, October 5 (MPM)
4:30 - 7:30 p.m., Milwaukee Public Market 2nd floor
Our Autumn Extravaganza Grand Tasting is coming up fast, and we're working hard on making a great event even better for 2014! We're keeping the heart of the event the same - a fantastic all-inclusive walk-around tasting with more than 100 wines from around the world for you to sample, along with live music, light appetizers, and your own Riedel tasting glass to keep - but downsizing and upscaling it. The Reserve Level in past Grand Tastings has always been the most sought-after, so we're turning the entire event into the Reserve Level format! Tickets are $80 inclusive and limite5d to 100; visit our 
Autumn Extravaganza page  for more details


Red Wine Quality Comparison - Tuesday, October 7 (MPM) and Wednesday, October 8 (Shorewood)
Seatings at 6 & 7:30 p.m. at MPM; 6 & 8 p.m. at Shorewood
Is there really that much difference in quality between a moderately priced wine and an expensive one? Here's your chance to find out! For this tasting, we'll taste six red wines - 3 different pairs of the same varietal or blend, with a significant price difference between the wines in each pair; to make it interesting, we'll taste the wines blind - can you taste the difference?!? Wines TBD.

Cost of the tasting is $20 + tax. Seatings are at 6 & 7:30 p.m. at MPM and 6 & 8 p.m. at Shorewood. RSVPs are required; a credit card is required to secure your reservation. (If you call to cancel by 3 p.m. the day of the tasting, your card will not be charged. If you are on the wait list, we'll notify you by 3 p.m. if space has become available.) Email info@thiefwine.com or call us at 414.277.7707 (MPM) or 414.906.1906 (Shorewood) to RSVP.


Exploring Bordeaux - Tuesday, October 21 (MPM) and Wednesday, October 22 (Shorewood)
Seatings at 6 & 7:30 p.m. at MPM; 6 & 8 p.m. at Shorewood
For this tasting we'll explore the both white and red wines of Bordeaux, France, covering both the Left Bank (Cabernet Sauvignon based) and Right Bank (Merlot based) for reds and delicious Sauvignon Blanc / Semillon blends for the whites. You'll discover why Bordeaux is considered to be one of the world's classic wine regions, producing wines of elegance, finesse, power, and longevity. And, although great Bordeaux can definitely be pricey, we'll also sample some extremely tasty examples that won't break the bank. Wines TBD.

Cost of the tasting TBD. Seatings are at 6 & 7:30 p.m. at MPM and 6 & 8 p.m. at Shorewood. RSVPs are required; a credit card is required to secure your reservation. (If you call to cancel by 3 p.m. the day of the tasting, your card will not be charged. If you are on the wait list, we'll notify you by 3 p.m. if space has become available.) Email info@thiefwine.com or call us at 414.277.7707 (MPM) or 414.906.1906 (Shorewood) to RSVP.


Masterful Malbec - Tuesday, November 4 (MPM) and Wednesday, November 5 (Shorewood)
Seatings at 6 & 7:30 p.m. at MPM; 6 & 8 p.m. at Shorewood
Malbec has been one of the most popular varietals in the shop since we opened six years ago, and shows no signs of waning. It's full-bodied but with moderate tannins, abundant fruit but not overly jammy (at least in the good examples), and is generally an excellent value, For this tasting we'll sample through several wines from Argentina, France (the home of the grape), including both pure varietal expressions and a blend or two. Wines TBD.

Cost of the tasting is $15 + tax. Seatings are at 6 & 7:30 p.m. at MPM and 6 & 8 p.m. at Shorewood. RSVPs are required; a credit card is required to secure your reservation. (If you call to cancel by 3 p.m. the day of the tasting, your card will not be charged. If you are on the wait list, we'll notify you by 3 p.m. if space has become available.) Email info@thiefwine.com or call us at 414.277.7707 (MPM) or 414.906.1906 (Shorewood) to RSVP.


High-End Decadence - Tuesday, November 18 (MPM) and Wednesday, November 19 (Shorewood)
Drop in between 5 & 7:30 p.m. at MPM; 5 & 9 p.m. at Shorewood
While our tastings often focus on more affordable wines, every once in a while it's fun to open up some high-end and rare gems that most people wouldn't normally have the opportunity to try. For this tasting we'll switch it up a bit and offer six exceptional wines from around the world a la carte - the wines will be available by the 2 oz. taste or 5 oz. glass, and we'll price them at basically retail pricing. Thus, you'll get to try a great glass of wine for the same price it would cost to you drink it at home, and you don't have to commit to the whole bottle! This is a ridiculously good value, so don't miss out. Wines TBD.

Cost of the tasting is a la carte. Drop in between 5 & 7:30 p.m. at MPM; 5 & 9 p.m. at Shorewood. No RSVPs are required. Email info@thiefwine.com or call us at 414.277.7707 (MPM) or 414.906.1906 (Shorewood) for more information.


Sparkling Wine Beyond Champagne - Tuesday, December 2 (MPM) and Wednesday, December 3 (Shorewood)
Seatings at 6 & 7:30 p.m. at MPM; 6 & 8 p.m. at Shorewood
Champagne is rightly top of mind when it comes to sparkling wine, but before we get to that tasting in two weeks we'll explore sparkling wines from the rest of the world. California, Spain, Italy, and more - we'll go around the world to discover and enjoy some delicious bubbles in advance of the holidays. Wines TBD.

Cost of the tasting is $20 + tax. Seatings are at 6 & 7:30 p.m. at MPM and 6 & 8 p.m. at Shorewood. RSVPs are required; a credit card is required to secure your reservation. (If you call to cancel by 3 p.m. the day of the tasting, your card will not be charged. If you are on the wait list, we'll notify you by 3 p.m. if space has become available.) Email info@thiefwine.com or call us at 414.277.7707 (MPM) or 414.906.1906 (Shorewood) to RSVP.


True Champagne: the Pinnacle of Sparkling Wine - Tuesday, December 16 (MPM) and Wednesday, December 17 (Shorewood)
Seatings at 6 & 7:30 p.m. at MPM; 6 & 8 p.m. at Shorewood
It's that time of year again - our annual Champagne tasting! (Champagne is great any time, of course, but this season it takes front and center stage.) Just in time for the holidays, we'll taste and explore six different and delicious Champagnes, with styles ranging from vintage to non-vintage and grower Champagne to larger negociant houses. From old favorites to new discoveries, this is a tasting not to be missed! Wines TBD.

Cost of the tasting TBD. Seatings are at 6 & 7:30 p.m. at MPM and 6 & 8 p.m. at Shorewood. RSVPs are required; a credit card is required to secure your reservation. (If you call to cancel by 3 p.m. the day of the tasting, your card will not be charged. If you are on the wait list, we'll notify you by 3 p.m. if space has become available.) Email info@thiefwine.com or call us at 414.277.7707 (MPM) or 414.906.1906 (Shorewood) to RSVP.




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